Tradition and the Individual Italian American:


The Importance of Italian American Writing.

This article, written by Fred Gardaphe, appears on L’Italo-Americano.

As a community, Italian Americans are just beginning to understand the value of the written word.  For years publishers have been saying that the Italian American is not the target audience for most books–they don’t buy books because they don’t read.  However, there is something happening to Italian/American culture that is changing this stereotypic notion. This “something” emerges as Italian Americans transfer dependence on oral tradition to one of a written tradition.

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